A NEW contemporary entrance hall at Wilmslow Prep School was celebrated with a festive launch by previous head teachers.

Former headteachers Hilary Shaw, Joyce Nichols and Marie Grant performed an official ribbon cutting ceremony outside the new school entrance hall, along with current headteacher Helen Rigby, Bursar Sharon Davies and Chairman, Nick Rudgard.

The Grove Avenue School, which celebrated its 109th birthday in September, worked with Macclesfield architects, Hamer Way, to design the new look entrance.

The new, fully glazed entrance lobby has transformed the school’s front elevation with a contemporary look and, most importantly, has enhanced the school’s already tight security arrangements.

Helen Rigby said: “It was wonderful to have three of our former headteachers join us over the weekend to officially launch our new entrance hall.

“We are fortunate to have funds to undertake such infrastructure enhancements, enabling us to extend our superb facilities, to ensure the continuation of our excellent provision into the future.”

The launch ceremony took place before the school’s first open morning of the year with the next one set for Wednesday, November 15 between 10am-12pm.

For more information on the School, visit www.wilmslowprep.co.uk or call 01625 524246.